Australian label Vanguard says that it "symbolises a melting pot of alternate sub cultures fusing surf, skate, fashion, rock, grunge, new wave and hip hop". Now that's
a big claim to fame if ever we heard one. It also kind of makes us want to see the fusion of Keith Richards, Kelly Slater, David Byrne and Kurtis Blow (many prophylactics would be needed).
This time around, the men's collection for autumn/winter 2011, Born Ruffian
, seems to have most focus on the surf/skate parts. The collection which will drop next month features primarily streetwear heavy pieces for your relaxed Aussie gentleman. A lot of it is the typically friendly Vanguard get-up which won't offend, such as peach toned pants, singlet sweats, and stripey tees.
There's also a nice dabble in knits, with a super cute grandpa jumper in a hue the designers call "oatmeal". It's perfect for cold mornings when served up with hot milk and brown sugar. There's also a bit of flower power with a paisely print: what could turn out as curtain-inspired pieces actually ends up a bit super cute.
More at vanguardclothing.com.au